The iPhone Error 53 issue has been in the news a lot over the last few weeks, the error would occur when a repair was done to an iPhone by a non Apple approved technician.
People who has their phones repaired, even using genuine Apple parts, would get the Error 53 message when upgrading to iOS 9 and their device ended up bricked.
Apple previously said that this was because of the security relating to the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone, the company has now released a software patch to iOS 9.2.1 that fixes the issue.
Today, Apple released a software update that allows customers who have encountered this error message to successfully restore their device using iTunes on a Mac or PC.
It turns out that the reason that Error 53 occurred was a mistake, Apple has now apologized to people who had the issue.
We apologize for any inconvenience, this was designed to be a factory test and was not intended to affect customers. Customers who paid for an out-of-warranty replacement of their device based on this issue should contact AppleCare about a reimbursement.
If you have had the issue on your device it can now be restored by connecting it to iTunes and installing the latest iOS 9.2.1 software update. If you have paid to get it fixed or bought a new handset because your old one was bricked, you need to contact Apple Care.
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